Destroy the Runner is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California>. Tim Lambesis from As I Lay Dying is working on their debut album Saints , and does the same with Jason Rudolph on their second album I, Lucifer . The group announces a break in 2010, before announcing its return in 2016.
The group was formed in 2004, and initially called Die Like Me, before it was signed to the Solid State Records label, which will release its first album, Saints , September 12, 2006; it will be welcomed in a mixed way >>>>>. Their name is supposedly a reference to the movie The Crystal Age , released in 1976. The band then turns in support of the album with Haste the Day and Scary Kids Scaring Kids, followed by tours with August Burns Red and The Chariot>. Both Kyle Setter and Jeremiah Crespo left the band in 2007, and were replaced by Chad Ackerman and Tanner Sparks.
In October 2007, the band recorded their second album with Brian McTernan at Salad Days Studios in Baltimore, Maryland. On April 15, 2008, Destroy the Runner published I, Lucifer . The album is characterized by a more progressive sound, with fewer screams. It reaches the place of the Top Christian Albums and the place of the Top Heatseekers >>>. On May 16, 2010, Destroy the Runner announces an indefinite break.
On April 22, 2016, the group updates its Facebook page and announces a new album with members of the first training>. On May 1, 2016, the band announces that the songs are already written for their next EP. They also publish through the website Indiegogo a clip, and the launch of their album for the end of 2016>.